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Acer Aspire S3-391
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Acer Aspire S3-391 2 Core Intel Core I3-2xxx 1.5GHz 4GB 520GB HDD+SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-2xxx 1.5GHz 4GB Jan 2013
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Acer S3 391-6046 Ultrabook, Intel Core i3 4GB Reviews
Acer S3-391-6046 13.3-Inch Ultrabook Review

10 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Aspire S3-391 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire S3-391 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Good Brand

Acer is one of the better rated notebook PC brands according to average expert and user review score data that we have collected for all laptops.

Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs of this spec and age is 64GB, the biggest is 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 360GB. At 520 gigabytes, the Aspire S3-391 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Aspire S3-391 supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. Most ultrabooks that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Aspire S3-391 ranges from 133MHz to 1,600MHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many ultrabooks that are a similar age to it.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD, SSD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Light

At only 1.4 kilograms, the Acer Aspire S3-391 is fairly light compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years. The average weight of ultrabooks that are a similar age to the Aspire S3-391 is 1.6kg, and the weights range from 870g to 3.3kg.

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15 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Acer Aspire S3-391 is a portable PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the Aspire S3-391 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire S3-391 is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 800MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Aspire S3-391 does not have a front camera. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire S3-391 do have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Aspire S3-391 does not have a full-size keyboard, although keep in mind that most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.5 gigahertz, the Acer Aspire S3-391 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst ultrabooks of this age. Laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Aspire S3-391 have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 2.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.8GHz.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (1.6GHz), or the Toshiba Z30 (1.6GHz).

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Quite Short Battery Life

The Aspire S3-391 has a quite short battery life (only 6 hours) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the battery lifes range from 3.1h to 18h, and the average battery life is 8.5h.

Laptops with a longer battery life that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch (6.3h).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Only Intel Core I3-2xxx Processor Family

The Aspire S3-391 has an Intel Core i3-2xxx processor family which is better than most portable PCs of this age and spec. Most portable PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

This portable PC's processor family (Intel Core i3-2xxx) is actually the worst processor family across all portable PCs of this type and age.

The best processor family amongst similar types of portable PC is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Aspire S3-391, the Aspire S3-391 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Aspire S3-391 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the Aspire S3-391. Across all the laptops of a comparable age and type to the Aspire S3-391 the maximum internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 9GB.

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Only 20 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire S3-391 have between 16 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the Aspire S3-391 which has 20 solid-state drive capacity.

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of ultrabooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the Aspire S3-391 is 1,500MHz, the fastest is 2,000MHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1,800MHz. At only 1,500 megahertz, the Acer Aspire S3-391 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

At only 36.4 watt-hours, the Aspire S3-391 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire S3-391. The average battery capacity of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Aspire S3-391 is 46Wh, and the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 72Wh.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire S3-391 range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 6,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Aspire S3-391 has one of the slowest hard drive speeds amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire S3-391

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this ultrabook was released.

Average Internal Memory

The Aspire S3-391 has a pretty average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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HDD Storage Medium

The Acer Aspire S3-391 has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most laptops of this age and spec. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Average Screen Size

The Aspire S3-391 has a fairly standard screen size (13.3 inches) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the Aspire S3-391.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Processor
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Networking
Cabling
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Networking Feature
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
Graphics Adapter Family
Products Included
Display

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 391323a4g52, 391323a4g52a, 391323a4g52ad, 391323a4g52add, acer nxm1fek006
Barcodes 00886541753168, 04712196339685

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Toshiba Tecra Z50 vs Acer Aspire S3-391

Toshiba Tecra Z50 vs Acer Aspire S3-391
Toshiba Tecra Z50
2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.1GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 15.6"
Acer Aspire S3-391
2 core Intel Core i3-2xxx 1.5GHz 4GB 520GB HDD+SSD 13.3"
£ 1,999.00
Two Hundred and Thirty-Six Bigger Solid-State Drive Capacity
Expert Reviews Are Appreciably Better
Hugely Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
12GB Bigger Internal Memory
2x Smaller Total Storage Capacity
One Less USB 2.0 Port

Lenovo X240 vs Acer Aspire S3-391

Lenovo X240 vs Acer Aspire S3-391
Lenovo X240
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5"
Acer Aspire S3-391
2 core Intel Core i3-2xxx 1.5GHz 4GB 520GB HDD+SSD 13.3"
£ 910.00
Two Hundred and Thirty-Six Bigger Solid-State Drive Capacity
13 Months Newer
A Lot Bigger Internal Memory
4GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
Vastly Smaller Total Storage Capacity
Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Lenovo X240 vs Acer Aspire S3-391

Lenovo X240 vs Acer Aspire S3-391
Lenovo X240
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 12.5"
Acer Aspire S3-391
2 core Intel Core i3-2xxx 1.5GHz 4GB 520GB HDD+SSD 13.3"
£ 338.28
Newer by 14 Months
11.4h Longer Battery Life
Six Battery Cells
50% Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
Only One USB 2.0 Port
150MHz Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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